Tag Archive: los angeles

Mid-City: Stew at Smoke.Oil.Salt

  I recently checked out the putxero Valencia at Smoke.Oil.Salt. The Valencia-style stew is served on divided trays just like how Chef Perfecto Rocher would have it in school growing up in Spain.… Continue reading

DTLA: Classic Seafood and Gin Martinis at Water Grill

  Recently I checked out Water Grill. I hadn’t been in many years and was delighted to see the renovated room. Water Grill is one of Los Angeles’ best seafood restaurants and I’m… Continue reading

Chinatown: Noodles at Pok Pok Phat Thai

  Chef Andy Ricker of Pok Pok in Portland has said he opened Pok Pok Phat Thai and the upcoming Pok Pok in Chinatown Los Angeles for the ease of getting Thai ingredients from the… Continue reading

Koreatown: Getting Our Grill On at Star BBQ

  When friends come to visit LA, I think there are a few quintessential LA experiences. After doing all the touristy stuff, there’s always time for dinner. And one of the fun things… Continue reading

Golden State of Cocktails Returns January 26-29

    Golden State of Cocktails returns to Los Angeles for its second year next week, January 26-29. Over 800 people are expected to attend GSC which includes seminars, spirited dinners, a bar… Continue reading

The Minty’s Favorite New Restaurant Openings of 2014

  In no particular order, here are my favorite 8 new openings for this year!   Saint Martha Night + Market Song Brilliantshine POT Maude Union Faith & Flower Cadet   I’m also… Continue reading

Chinatown: Late Night at Phoenix Inn

  When I was a kid growing up in LA, we would find ourselves at Phoenix Inn nearly weekly. And it was always a stop whenever we came  home from international flights from… Continue reading

DTLA: LA Chapter at ACE DTLA

  The restaurant LA Chapter at the Ace Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles has been calling my name for a while. We made it for a quick snack with a couple of drinks… Continue reading

DTLA: New Drinks and Lunch at Faith & Flower

  Faith and Flower has recently launched new drinks and I also checked out lunch. I’ve been meaning to stop by for the lunch pre-fixe which they’re calling “quick-fixe.” For $18, you get… Continue reading

Koreatown: Late Night Eats at Hodori

  It’s been a minute since I found myself in Ktown looking for late night eats. But there I was along with seemingly half of LA looking for grub Halloween night. Luckily Hodori… Continue reading